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  • Birth Name: Josephine Owaissa Cottle
  • Birth Place: Bloomington, Texas, United States
  • Died: June 27, 2009
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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Fast Facts

  • Got her start at 17 after winning a local talent contest that sent her to Hollywood, gave her a name change and led to a movie contract with RKO. The male winner, Lee Bonnell, would become her first husband two years later.
  • Her radio show My Little Margie was adapted for television as a summer replacement for I Love Lucy and successfully ran for 126 episodes (1952-55).
  • Was elected honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks, CA, in 1953.
  • Her first hit record, "I Hear You Knockin'," sold more than a million copies.
  • Battled and recovered from alcoholism, as recounted in her book I Ain't Down Yet: The Autobiography of My Little Margie.
  • Received three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one each for radio, television and recording.

Relationships

  • Brackston Cottle — Brother
  • Minnie Cottle — Mother
  • Peter Bonnell — Son
  • Paul Bonnell — Son
  • Wilbur Cottle — Brother
  • Lee Bonnell — Husband (deceased)
  • Paul Masterson — Husband (deceased)
  • William Cottle — Father
  • Phillip Bonnell — Son
  • Marjorie Cottle — Sister
  • Susie Bonnell — Daughter
  • Lois Cottle — Sister

Details

  • Birth Name: Josephine Owaissa Cottle
  • Birth Place: Bloomington, Texas, United States
  • Died: June 27, 2009
  • Profession: Actor, Singer